Final Fight was first released 21 years ago by Capcom. It was a massive hit in arcade gaming and poured money into Capcom coffers like water. In all western countries Final Fight was the next best thing since sliced bread and won a massive amount of rewards for Capcom who smoked all the way to the bank. Now Capcom has released an iOS which is pretty much based on its predecessor of yesteryear.
There are six stages to complete. The Mad Gear Gang is at it again and the arcade action is just as exciting as ever. You will kill a lot of enemies and enjoy every bit of it. If you played the first game, then you will remember the excitement that rushed through your veins. But how many old gamers are still around? For the new crowd Final Fight will seem like a new release and the game can not depend on its predecessor for glory. Six stages are not much and the lack of content is disappointing. It takes about an hour and a half to complete the entire game. This means you will be playing it over and over trying to improve your scores. Sometimes the game will become mundane and boring and within a week it will be forgotten never to resurface again. This is no way for a classic to die. Capcom could have included a lot more stages and added many more thrills to the game.
Final Fight is a fabulous fighting game and beating the bad guys makes you seem like a hero. The first edition 21 years ago was never the best arcade fighting game, but its sheer gameplay and fabulous story made it a sure winner. The new one follows closely on its heels, but lacks depth and content that will only disappoint eager gamers. This is a serious flaw and only old timers who enjoyed the very first edition will want to relive the past and give Final Fight another look and may not mind the limited content. New gamers will simply toss it aside without a second thought. There are plenty of other fighting arcade games with a lot more content and endless levels that give you more fun for your buck.
Regardless of the restricted content in Final Fight iOS, the controls are smooth and easy to use. The graphics and artwork are of high quality and the look and feel of the game is beautiful. Battle Circuit and Captain Commando also released by Capcom are another two games very similar to Final Fight but they are enriched with special features and content that makes them far more lucrative than Final Fight.